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Aesthetics: aesthetics is generally the doctrine of perception in the philosophical tradition. In the narrower sense it is the investigation of the question of why we find certain things beautiful or ugly. Here, historical changes as well as cultural differences are taken into account. In modernity, the question of the enlightenment effect and the social power of works of art has also become relevant. See also art, works of art, beauty, perception, society, autonomy, recognition.

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Ries II 25
Aesthetics/Art/The birth of tragedy from the spirit of music/Nietzsche: "... only as an aesthetic phenomenon existence and the world is eternally justified" (Vs moral interpretation).
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Danto III 49
Aesthetics/Nietzsche/Danto: Nietzsche gradually began to attach less and less importance to art.
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Danto III 51
Neither art itself nor the usual pathways of royalty lead to the promised truths. It is possible to create an analogy between art and (so-called) knowledge by considering its origin and function: both consist of illusions, whereby the illusions of science and sensuality make life possible, the illusions of art makes it bearable.
Reason: Nietzsche draws these pessimistic conclusions from his epistemological analysis (like B. Russell later): according to them, our perceptions cannot be similar to their causes, so that the language we use (...) does not really describe the world.
Art/Nietzsche/Danto: art consists of unspent illusions, while the "truth" that opposes it is made up of stale illusions.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Ries II
Wiebrecht Ries
Nietzsche zur Einführung Hamburg 1990

Danto I
A. C. Danto
Connections to the World - The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, New York 1989
German Edition:
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Danto III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche as Philosopher: An Original Study, New York 1965
German Edition:
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Danto VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005


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